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This is overt in the chapters in which Orlando, a young officer, serves in America
against the colonists; but it is implicit in her portraits of Miss Rayland and General
Tracy, and it is this that gives them their power. They are in their different ways ...
It is this combination that gives Meredith his special place in the novel. In the
history of the novel, however, it is the poetry that is important. A mind come
suddenly to obscure consciousness of itself, trembling on the verge of half-
Mrs Woolf's characters are abnormally aware of the moment as it passes, and this
very awareness gives it a remarkable complexity, for it is compounded not only of
the character's thought, feeling, mood at the instant of apprehension but also ...
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Remember when literary critics read books and wrote about them? No? Well, I do now. He got a few things wrong - what did these people ever see in H.G. Wells? In Meredith? That they should be put next ... Read full review
The Eighteenth Century
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